ACCOMODATED26NAMIBIALivingstoneVictoria FallsCape TownCederbergGariepNamib DesertSwakopmundWindhoekKalahariOkavango DeltaDamaralandBOTSWANA* Bold dates are guaranteed departures, all other dates guaranteed from 4 clients.*SAa: The "Cape Town to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer" can be combined after all "South Africa Rainbow Route" departures to create a complete circular safari in Southern Africa. * German / g: These tours have a German speaking translator / tour leaderDay 13 WINDHOEK [guest house BL-]This pretty town, beautifully situated in a valley, combines the architecture of a modern city with numerous buildings in the style of the German colonial era. The charm of the city of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We have an evening restaurant meal (own expense).Day 14 KALAHARI [San Bushmen huts BLD]Crossing into Botswana we overnight in rustic, grass huts in the heart of the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills. Day 15, 16, 17 OKAVANGO DELTA [tented lodge x1 BL-] [tented camp x2 BLD] The Okavango Delta is the only inland delta in the world. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water, spreads over 15000sq km of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels. We journey deep into the Okavango Delta on Mekoro (dugouts). We have 2 nights at our tented camp and enjoy game walks, swimming, the birdlife and game in this pristine wilderness area. Day 18 MAKGADIKGADI PANS [tented Lodge or Chalets BL-]The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi are the size of Switzerland and most of the time appear as a glaring, white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as the pans come to life with frantically feeding water birds and great herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok. Day 19, 20, 21 ZAMBIA / VICTORIA FALLS [tented camp Bx3 - -]Magnificent Victoria Falls is one of seven natural wonders of the world. David Livingstone 'discovered' the falls in 1885 and named them after his queen. The scene he encountered was a mile-wide sheer basalt fault line over which the mighty Zambezi tumbled to a depth of 100m. The falls are the centre of a wide range of activities, including white water rafting, elephant back rides and scenic flights (own expense). Tour ends. SOUTH AFRICA NAMIBIA BOTSWANA ZAMBIAIncludes* Entrance fees* Transport in minibus/safari truck & 4WD* Meals as per itinerary* Professional guides* Okavango Delta mokoro excursion2012 DEPARTURESCWa14 ? 1 845 pps+ local payment of ZAR 1 200? 380 pp single supplementSAa 11-Jan-12 24-Jan-12 SAa 11-Jan-12 31-Jan-12SAa 18-Jan-12 31-Jan-12 SAa 18-Jan-12 07-Feb-12SAa 01-Feb-12 14-Feb-12 SAa 01-Feb-12 21-Feb-12SAa 29-Feb-12 13-Mar-12 SAa 29-Feb-12 20-Mar-12SAa 07-Mar-12 20-Mar-12 SAa 07-Mar-12 27-Mar-12SAag 21-Mar-12 03-Apr-12 German SAag 21-Mar-12 10-Apr-12 GermanSAa 18-Apr-12 01-May-12 SAa 18-Apr-12 08-May-12SAa 25-Apr-12 08-May-12 SAa 25-Apr-12 15-May-12SAa 09-May-12 22-May-12 SAa 09-May-12 29-May-12SAag 06-Jun-12 19-Jun-12 German SAag 06-Jun-12 26-Jun-12 GermanSAa 13-Jun-12 26-Jun-12 SAa 13-Jun-12 03-Jul-12SAa 27-Jun-12 10-Jul-12 SAa 27-Jun-12 17-Jul-12SAa 25-Jul-12 07-Aug-12 SAa 25-Jul-12 14-Aug-12SAag 01-Aug-12 14-Aug-12 German SAag 01-Aug-12 21-Aug-12 GermanSAa 15-Aug-12 28-Aug-12 SAa 15-Aug-12 04-Sep-12SAa 29-Aug-12 11-Sep-12 SAa 29-Aug-12 18-Sep-12SAa 12-Sep-12 25-Sep-12 SAa 12-Sep-12 02-Oct-12SAa 19-Sep-12 02-Oct-12 SAa 19-Sep-12 09-Oct-12SAa 03-Oct-12 16-Oct-12 SAa 03-Oct-12 23-Oct-12SAa 31-Oct-12 13-Nov-12 SAa 31-Oct-12 20-Nov-12SAa 07-Nov-12 20-Nov-12 SAa 07-Nov-12 27-Nov-12SAag 21-Nov-12 04-Dec-12 German SAag 21-Nov-12 11-Dec-12 GermanSAa 19-Dec-12 01-Jan-13 SAa 19-Dec-12 08-Jan-13SAa 26-Dec-12 08-Jan-13 SAa 26-Dec-12 15-Jan-13SAa 09-Jan-13 22-Jan-13 SAa 09-Jan-13 29-Jan-13DEPARTS CAPE TOWNWednesday at08:00amENDSWINDHOEKTuesday at08:00amCVa21 ? 2 495 pps+ local payment of ZAR 1 900? 590 pp single supplementDEPARTS CAPE TOWNWednesday at08:00amENDSLIVINGSTONETuesday at08:00amSOUTH AFRICAZAMBIAMakgadikadi PansEtosha NP
(dug out canoe). Sit back and relax as the water gurgles gently under the mokoro while your skilled poker points out the fauna and flora. For the ultimate Okavango wilderness experience,you can fly into the Okavango Delta to an area of permanent water for a two nights stay at a rustic tented camp. Flying over the Okavango gives a different perspective of the delta. Light aircraft flights from Maun to the tented camp and back are included. This itinerary is available on specific dates only. Please see the price and dates below BTaf14.Day 5,6,7,8 MOREMI [tented bushcamp Bx4 Lx4 Dx3]We take an open 4WD into Moremi Game Reserve for fantastic game viewing! Chief's Island is the largest landmass within Moremi and was the Batswana tribe's richest hunting ground, before being declared a game reserve by the tribe. We spend 4 days on game drives watching the abundant wildlife including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game, both in Moremi Game Reserve and in private concession reserves surrounding the park. We return to Maun midday on day 8 for an evening restaurant meal (own expenses)Day 9 MAKGADIKGADI PANS [tented lodge or chalets BL-]We have time for an optional game flight over the Okavango before we head to Nata. The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi appear as a glearing white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to the sweet nutritious grasslands and clouds of flamingo feed in its algae rich waters. It is an area of low rainfall so this spectacle only lasts a short while.www.sunway-safaris.comElephants drinking in Moremi GRLions Botswana Wild ParksACCOMMODATED ITINERARYDay 1 JOHANNESBURG to KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY [chalets -LD] (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. This reserve, situated on the Kalahari sandveld, has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest. Day 2 MAUN [lodge BL-]We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun's founding in 1915 as the capital of the Batswana people, it has had a reputation as a hard-living "Wild West" town helping the local cattle ranching and safari operations. The name Maun is derived from the San word 'maung', which translates as 'the place of short reeds'. Day 3 - 4 OKAVANGO DELTA [tented camp][BLD]We drive into the Okavango Delta to our remote tented camp in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world. This amazing environment has large numbers of red lechwe, buffalo, elephant and birds, particularly kingfishers! One of the best experiences in the Okavango Delta is to be poled along reed lined channels in a mokoro Tour code: BTa14Guaranteed departures*Small group safarimaximum: 12 travellersTravel through:South Africa, Botswana & Zambia Safari length: 14 daysSAFARI GRADE: ACCOMMODATEDIn Maun we visit a community project, Sibanda's Craft Shop, where craftswomen manufacture unique hand-painted cotton textiles such as tablecloths & cushion covers. The aim at Sibanda's is to generate more employment within the community, empowering women to realise their dreams and improve the quality of their lives and those of their children, through economic upliftment and self-fulfilment.